CDC: Five Minutes or Less for Your Health: Be Prepared, 11/21/2014

November 21, 2014

Five Minutes or Less for Your Health: Be Prepared

Today, try taking five minutes or less to focus on your health; more specifically, being prepared for natural disasters that may occur. With these tips from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), try thinking about what you can do to ensure your family is prepared for any unplanned events:

Make sure you have an emergency supply kit: Prepare for emergencies with water, food, first aid, and pet items (if applicable) for all members of your family.
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CNN HEALTH: No Pain, No Gain?, 11/17/2014

November 17, 2014

No Pain, No Gain?

Many people start a new workout or increase their intensity for training. They feel amazing- until they are so sore that they can’t move the next day. This soreness is known as delayed onset muscle soreness, better known as DOMS. DOMS is muscle soreness that is prominent 6-8 hours after working out. This feeling can peak around 24-48 hours after training, but can decrease in impact after roughly three days.

DOMS stands out when you introduce a new training stimulus, such as a …

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CDC: Five Minutes or Less for Health: Buckle Up!, 11/11/2014

November 11, 2014

CDC: Five Minutes or Less for Health: Buckle Up!

The greatest and easiest way to bring safety to reduce injuries in crashes and save lives in the car is to buckle up! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, otherwise known as the CDC, car crashes are the top cause of death for individuals between the ages of 5 years and 34 years. Not only that, but seatbelts reduce the risk for injury and death by a whopping 50 percent! Using child safety seats …

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US NEWS: If Your Home is Flooded, 11/4/2014

November 04, 2014

If Your Home is Flooded

Hurricanes and rough storms are often accompanied by flooding, which can contaminate the public water supply. This makes your tap water unsafe to drink. Check with your local health department, or look for announcements that provide updated information. Until the water is determined to be safe, boil water or use bottled water. Water is always the best way to hydrate, but we must be aware of making sure we’re hydrating safely.

If your home is flooded, be sure to follow these tips:

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US NEWS: How to Avoid Injury, 10/9/2014

October 09, 2014

How to avoid injury

There are as many as 90 percent of runners experiencing injuries during training. Make sure you don’t become a part of this statistic and follow these tips to maximize your workouts while avoiding injuries.

1.       Don’t do the same workout every day (or most days per week).

Performing the same exercises for 3 or more times a week leads to fitness plateaus and possibly an overuse injury. To avoid repeating the same workouts, try jogging or running at different paces, or on different surfaces.

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HUFFINGTON POST: Sleep Deprivation and Justice, 10/7/2014

October 07, 2014

New research has linked sleep deprivation with memory loss or distortion, which may have serious consequences with regard to justice issues. The study, conducted by Steven Frenda of the University of California at Irvine tested subjects and their susceptibility to false and implanted memory. One phase of the study asked participants if they had seen footage of Flight 93 crashing in rural Pennsylvania. Those who had less than 5 hours of sleep the night before were much more likely to rate that they had seen …

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MAYO CLINIC: Stay Safe during Hot Weather, 7/17/2014

July 17, 2014

Stay Safe during Hot Weather

As the summer months become hotter, it is important to be aware that exercising in hot weather puts extra stress on your body. During hot exercise, it is important to watch for symptoms that can be a sign of heat related illness. These symptoms include muscle cramps, nausea, fatigue, headache, dizziness, increased heart rate, and visual problems. If you experience any of these symptoms be sure to cool off by drinking fluids, applying cold compresses to the neck or forehead, or …

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KAISER PERMANENTE: Tips for a Safe and Healthy Summer Season, 7/11/2014

July 11, 2014

KAISER PERMANENTE: Tips for a Safe and Healthy Summer Season

For many, summer is a time to relax and spend time with family and friends.  Vacations, parties, barbecues and picnics are great summer activities, but it’s important to encourage your family to stay on track for a healthy lifestyle.  Three months of unhealthy habits could be more than enough to undo all of the hard work you’ve done to stay healthy, eat well, and be active.  Summer is also a time when kids have more free …

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KAISER PERMANENTE: Summer Safety for You and Your Family, 7/10/2014

July 10, 2014

TIPS FOR A SAFE AND HEALTHY SUMMER SEASON

 

For many, summer is a time to relax and spend time with family and friends.  Vacations, parties, barbecues and picnics are great summer activities, but it’s important to encourage your family to stay on track for a healthy lifestyle.  Three months of unhealthy habits could be more than enough to undo all of the hard work you’ve done to stay healthy, eat well and be active.  Summer is also a time when kids have more free …

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